How happy was Thea to see sunshine last Sunday? We spent the better part of the day at Maymont and at the playground, trying to squeeze in every ounce of Vitamin D out of the day before the next snowstorm swept through Richmond and crushed our souls.
She didn't seem as interested in the otters as we were. If you haven't visited the Nature Center at Maymont, the two otters can be seen through a large wall of glass as they swim and frolic – you can actually stand at the glass and watch them twist and swirl under water.
I say she didn't seem as interested, because she was clearly ready to move along before we were. But this morning, when I mentioned that we might go to Maymont after her nap to see the sheep and goats, she immediately piped up, "And otters!"
Way to make an impression, water rats.
She even stopped long enough to smell the flowers. The tiny, tiny yellow flowers that were just beginning to pop out of a lone bush near the barns at Maymont.